Module 3 Overview

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Northern Renaissance art and understand its impact on art history as a whole.

In Module 3 we will examine Northern Renaissance art. We will look at how artists like van Eyck contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Northern Renaissance art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this module include:
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  • Review: Key Learning Items


  • Watch: Introduction to the Renaissance in Italy and the North (10:25)


  • Watch: Sluter’s Well of Moses (4:51)
  • Read: Holy Thorn Reliquary (includes a video: 2:44)


  • Read: Introduction to Flanders
  • Read: Campin’s Merode Altarpiece (includes a video: 5:46)
  • Watch: Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (two videos: 5:17 and 7:22)
  • Watch: Arnolfini Portrait (7:11)
  • Watch: Hugo van der Goes (3:47)
  • Watch: Van der Weyden’s Deposition (7:08)
  • Watch: The Unicorn in Captivity (5:56)

Extra Review

  • Review: External Resources


  • Submit: Module 3 Quiz (5 points)
  • Discuss: Introduction Activity (15 points)